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Offline colin

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HMS Fencer
« on: 23 July 2018, 15:42:49 »
we have been sent in some more photo's, this time a nice build of HMS Fencer..
and some video footage..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RVWwrx3GHg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvY8JFrqUyM

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Dear sir,
I am a Japanese RC ship modeler and bought this HMS Fencer about 12years ago from you directly
Just before this  kit had been put into market.
In the beginning, It took too much time to make the  hull so that I was tired with continuing the work.
Consequently, I stopped making the ship for a long time, but restarted again as I retire from business
due to reaching the expected age.
Last month, in such a background she came to be launched at last successfully,
And trial runs have been   made  so far five times  to confirm various function as a
lake-going RC ship.
Attached are some of the pictures taken during the trials.
I am very happy if you kindly get a picture in your “customer model”
Please choose a picture whichever you think best for putting in the column.
Best regards,
Ken Yoda is my handle name

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #1 on: 04 March 2019, 09:11:38 »
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Hi, RC ship modellers :
I have recently completed my HMS Fencer 1/96 successfully, with a net building time
of close to 4 years, although I had ordered this ship about 12 years ago from Deans Marine.

Why I chose this ship, it was its size, not to large and not to small for a 1/96 aircraft carrier for my building room.  In those days, I was looking for a model kit of an aircraft carrier and I coincidentally found this kit on the website of Deansmarine. Soon after I placed the order with the company.
As for building, most of time was spent for hull assembly and after launching, it was rather enjoyable to fit various parts around the hull and flight deck that were mostly easier than hull building.
This model carrier is able to generate smoke from both side funnels and also diesel engine sound as well.
See smoking in the video of the in the previous post
In order to gain a stable cruising on my local large lake, about 13 kgs of ballast are required.
I am ready for final trial run in coming March on the local large lake, which video will be shown here in the Forum.
 
Happy modelling and bon voyage !!

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #2 on: 04 March 2019, 10:40:00 »
Looks excellent, good luck with the maiden voyage!

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #3 on: 07 March 2019, 21:30:18 »
Colin, What a great job, on the HMS Fencer!! The deck looks great ^^^


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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #4 on: 16 March 2019, 11:06:48 »
Looks excellent, good luck with the maiden voyage!
Thank you so much for your comment and so sorry for delay in replying  to your posting !
In the near future,final trial run is supposed to make on my local lake for checking
operation test as RC ship on the large lake.

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #5 on: 16 June 2019, 04:59:57 »
Here you see are photos taken on maiden trial  run of HMS Fencer 1/96 after  completed.
Video of cruising scene  will be shown later,after completing ballast adjustment.
She is equipped with smoke generator,simulated engine sound system and bilge pump.

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #6 on: 16 June 2019, 07:52:59 »
Excellent pictures - looks to sail very well.

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #7 on: 16 June 2019, 12:34:46 »
Thank you for your quick comment,Charles !
The fourth picture,I personally think ,looks as if she were sailing off
the Martha in the Mediterranean during WW2....??

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #8 on: 16 June 2019, 17:11:46 »
She looks very well!!

Did you do any upgrades on her, or is it all from the kit?

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #9 on: 17 June 2019, 16:21:30 »
No,nothing special has been done on her concernig outer appearance.
But I installed smoke generator,simulated engine sound unit as well as
bilge pump.

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HMS Fencer 1/96 under breeze in motion
« Reply #10 on: 20 June 2019, 13:04:07 »
Hi,RC ship modellers;
I am attching here just a part of HMS Fencer 1/96 in maiden trial run in motion.
She could not make a satisfactory sailing as it was the very first to run after completion.
I think trial run after launched would be much better,as its center of gravity must have been
lower than that of completed model that had many fittings around flight deck
including 12 on-board fighters.
I am studying at this time a better ballast installing plan to make her sailing more attractive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tchQGSa2JkY

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #11 on: 20 June 2019, 16:34:22 »
Hi
very nice looking on the water sails well, are the aircraft on top metal models ?
 nice work keep it up
 ron

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #12 on: 20 June 2019, 16:49:13 »
Looks very nice on the water!

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #13 on: 21 June 2019, 07:58:27 »
Hi
very nice looking on the water sails well, are the aircraft on top metal models ?
 nice work keep it up
 ron
Hi ron
Thank you so much for your comment.
The aircrafts are plastics- made Seafires to scale 1/100.
I will keep on postig !

Kiyo

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #14 on: 21 June 2019, 08:06:33 »
Looks very nice on the water!
Hi
Thank you so much for your comment.
A model ship generally looks much better on the water as the water will assist
to make some kind of atmosphere in the background.

Kiyo